KOTA KINABALU: The Attorney General will prosecute immigrants who obtained identity cards fraudulently in Sabah.
Tan Sri Gani Patail said their identity documents would also be revoked.
He said those who had used false supporting documents to obtain genuine Malaysian birth certificates and identity cards through syndicates with links to the National Registration Department would face the brunt of the law.
"Those who used statutory documents signed by ketua kampungs to obtain genuine Malaysian documents will face the law if evidence is available,’’ Gani said after the Royal Commission of Inquiry report was made public.
Gani said the task of identifying the immigrants with fraudulently obtained documents would be left to the Working Committee on Foreigners (to be chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan).
When asked if the status of previous elections was now in doubt because the electoral rolls were riddled with non-citizens, he said that the rolls were continuously cleaned up by the Election Commission.
Gani said about 78,340 names were deleted from the electoral rolls over the years and their numbers did not affect the outcome of the elections.
These numbers if you spread out over the 25 parliament constituencies in Sabah would have minimal affect on the election results, he added.
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